Other Recycling Options


Due to a State of Michigan Executive Order, please be advised that beginning March 24, 2020 that ALL Simple Recycling collection operations in the state will be temporarily suspended. This will remain in effect until further notice.

The City of East Lansing offers drop-off recycling and provides information to a number of other alternative recycling options offered throughout the community.
Material Additional Options Available for Drop off
appliances learn more  

batteries (all types: alkaline, lithium, rechargeable, mobile phone, etc.)

learn more currently unavailable
books learn more  
cell phones learn more yes
CFL bulbs learn more currently unavailable
clothing & textiles curbside via Simple Recycling  
computers & electronics learn more  
Christmas trees learn more yes
furniture learn more  
holiday lights learn more  
household goods curbside via Simple Recycling  
household hazardous waste learn more  
junk mail learn more yes
magazines (glossy) & catalogs learn more yes
medication learn more  
oil, anti-freeze & car batteries learn more  
Sharps learn more  
shoes learn more  
Stryofoam & packing peanuts learn more yes (Styrofoam only)
thermometers learn more